Sunday 23 September 2012

The command base for Sigismondo Malatesta  is almost finished ; will hopefully get the base finished of during the week and take some some decent pictures.  Figures are Perry metal and plastic with a Mirliton horse for Sigismondo. The flag's printed on cloth. Inspiratiopn to finish this base came from Massimo Predonzani's website; here's the link: cheers Pete 

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Standard of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta around 1460 

Malatesta standard from the Hesperis manuscript depicting the seige of Piombino. Thanks once again to Massimo Predonzani and Carl de Roo for their help in producing these flags.
15mm version of the flag of Sigismondo Malatesta, the picture  leaves alot to be desired  however the light was poor when I took the pic. Fogure is Mirliton and the flags is 18mm in the hoist. 

Sunday 9 September 2012

Flag of Pier Giovanpaulo Orsini da Manupello captain General of the Florentine Army in 1440.Many thanks  to Massimo and Carlfor helping me  with this flag

Here's a pic of the original flag ; I quite like the golden armour on the men at arms and will probably use this for the finished Impetus base

Sunday 2 September 2012

Here's my representation of Michelotto da Cotignola at the Battle of San Romano, figures are Mirliton 

Here's a close up of the flag

This book by Massimo Predonzani is an excellent source of information on 15th century Italian  armies including flags, heraldry etc. Unfortunately I can't read Italian however I've been very lucky to have been helped by Mr. Carl de Roo and Massimo himself . With the help they have given me I should have a flag sheet for the leaguest commanders completed in the next couple of weeks followed by the Milanese forces. Massimo also has an excellent website which is a must for anyone interested in Italian warfare; here's the link:   I've also added it to my links section.

cheers Pete